A Cecilia man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with growing seven marijuana plants in his basement and having two of his 62 firearms “illegally converted to fully automatic,” according to an arrest report.

Frank Arthur Taylor, 58, is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Taylor was arrested and charged with multiple felon­ies after the Kentucky State Police, Greater Hardin Coun­ty Narcotics Task Force and agents from the Bureau of Al­co­hol, Tobacco, Firearms and Ex­plosives executed a federal search warrant at Taylor’s home, the arrest citation said.

Law enforcement found seven marijuana plants in the basement with grow lights plus a variety of firearms, according to the report. Police also reportedly found more than 20,000 rounds of various calibers of ammunition. Some of the ammunition was armor-piercing rounds and some were frangible designed to disintegrate on impact.

Taylor is charged with first offense, gun enhancement, cultivating in marijuana, more than five plants, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted; using restricted ammo during a felony, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. March 20 in Hardin District Court.


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